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These were the 18 most controversial stocks of 2015

The companies dominated the news cycle with stories that will give us fond or miserable memories many years from now.<p>One CEO was arrested on securities-fraud charges a few weeks after taking financial control of the company and naming himself to the top spot.<p>A fake buyout offer filed on the SEC's …

Making Money Amid the Chaos: Investing Tips for a Turbulent Market

While there is always some degree of turmoil ongoing in the markets, the last several months have been unusually disorderly.<p>Investors are caught in …

Government Shutdown Impact on Hedge Funds

The impact of the October 1 shutdown of the federal government on hedge funds is now playing out in slow motion. While the SEC remains open due to its ability to self-fund for a few weeks, its sister agency, the CFTC has shut down. These are the agencies that provide oversight to the securities and …

Meredith Whitney Has Started A Hedge Fund

Whitney is famous for her accurate bearish call on Citigroup in 2007, but since then some of her calls haven't panned out — like her assertion that municipal governments would go bankrupt.<p>Now it seems like she's switching strategies. In August Whitney unregistered the brokerage part of her advisory …

Bill Fleckenstein Is Restarting His Short Hedge Fund

Now, Fleckenstein has announced he will reopen his short fund amid a bullish market, The Street's Herb Greenberg is reporting. From the Street:<p>"For four years and counting, there was no reason to think about shorting," [Fleckenstein] told me. "I survived from 2000 to 2009, even when the market was …

Hedge Fund Billionaire Steve Cohen Is Selling Two Warhols And A Richter, Is He Short On Cash?

Billionaire Steve Cohen is one of Wall Street’s most mysterious characters, making unexpected moves and constantly throwing people off. The head of SAC Capital decided to sell some art, and has put two major pieces by Andy Warhol and one by abstract master Gerhard Richter on the selling block, …

Hedge Fund Superstars Think Advertising Is For Upstarts

Anthony Scaramucci, founder of Sky Bridge Capital, a fund of funds, tells the FT, "The Goliaths in our industry are not going to advertise... They think it is gauche and déclassé, and their partners already have their private planes and their beachside mansions in the Hamptons, so why disrupt the …

Julian Robertson On What He Looks For In Hedge Fund Talent

Robertson founded Tiger Management, one of the world's first great hedge funds. It reached $22 billion in assets at its peak.<p>Since Tiger closed in 2000, Robertson has helped seed approximately 40 hedge funds, many of which were founded by former Tiger employees, who are known today as "Tiger cubs." …

David Einhorn's Hedge Fund Had A Jelly Donut Party After Bernanke Announced There Would Be No Taper

He even wrote a Huffington Post column about it last year called 'The Fed's Jelly Donut Policy" where he equated the Fed's policy with Homer Simpson's addiction to jelly donuts.<p>So in his latest investor letter, when commenting on the Fed's decision not to taper quantitative easing, Einhorn didn't …